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    What did I miss in the livestream of 96kg PanAms?...

    What did I miss in the livestream of 96kg PanAms? Why did Charles Manson (err. . . Boady S.) pass on his final C&J? Was it elbow pain hang-over from that snatch?

    Also, good-on Damron. I don't...
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    I think that Lyu still has an 85%-makeable 202 in...

    I think that Lyu still has an 85%-makeable 202 in him at any significant international comp, and he's definitely proven that he can pull out 170+ -- usually twice -- in any international comp...
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    Haven't looked at the ROBIs or ran the Sinclair...

    Haven't looked at the ROBIs or ran the Sinclair to compare her to other team-USA folks now or historically, but that 200 is definitely impressive simply in relative-to-right-now-lifters' terms. It...
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    . . . . yes, she has visually cleaned up very...

    . . . . yes, she has visually cleaned up very nicely over the past 8 years. This is one of the issues with banning PEDs in sport: it largely eliminates the potential publication of data regarding how...
  5. Thread: What's up Yall

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    It's been awhile since I wrote anything here but,...

    It's been awhile since I wrote anything here but, upon seeing this request for feedback -- and then clearing the 30+ spam/porn e-mails out of my forums inbox -- I decided to give some. In general, I...
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    After watching Harrison and the B session, I just...

    After watching Harrison and the B session, I just slept through the main event. Does look like a blood bath with all that red. Harrison manages to hold a top-10 (9 = same finish as CJ), though...
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    I know why (technically) he missed his cleans...

    I know why (technically) he missed his cleans yesterday, I just wondered why that same technical oddity through which he's managed to go no worse than 2/3 in C&J over the past 12-18 months -- and...
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    What happened to CJ? Bad meets happen,...

    What happened to CJ? Bad meets happen, especially when one has to compete internationally as much as these folks, but still. . . there was no or very little "C" but apparently enough "J" which, from...
  9. As a later-in-life lifter and an S&C internet...

    As a later-in-life lifter and an S&C internet commentator, my opinion has become that the largest general-S&C benefit of the Olympic lifts is that these lifts can train progressively -- can be...
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    Interesting -- looks like a good general S&C...

    Interesting -- looks like a good general S&C set-up with a proprietor who has a solid background in weightlifting. I hope that the venture goes well; if I'm ever in Grand Junction, looks like a...
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    Assuming that this is a "for the U.S." question,...

    Assuming that this is a "for the U.S." question, basically "yes". Per each weight class, only 14 athletes can go with a max of 1 athlete per country: top-8 by end of qualifying period ROBI score...
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    I'm sure that, as USAW moves toward selecting the...

    I'm sure that, as USAW moves toward selecting the team for worlds, that U.S. team list for worlds will have folks ranked by ROBI. . . perhaps in terms of both the class in which they compete and the...
  13. Thread: depth jumps

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    Question: as long as one is spending less than...

    Question: as long as one is spending less than .25 second or so with ground contact, does it matter how deep the knee & hip bend is through amortization and prior to elevating back off the ground? ...
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    . . . he's off to "run the Denver office". . . or...

    . . . he's off to "run the Denver office". . . or so seems the story one can loosely piece together from his Instagram posts and his new podcast (Red Circle Radio -- hey, don't hate me, irritating...
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    A much more diverse group of folks here than I...

    A much more diverse group of folks here than I originally thought: ex-toddler-age assassins, barbell throwers (and catchers), NFL pundits, chess (chest?) players. I really do feel like a loser for...
  16. Short answer = I don't know. . . and that's also...

    Short answer = I don't know. . . and that's also the long answer. At 47 -- ~10 years older than you? -- I just can't go out and give other athletic endeavors a serious go without serious joint pain....
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    I'm a bit older than you and probably ~1.5 weight...

    I'm a bit older than you and probably ~1.5 weight classes lighter, but I have WAY less experience (started this WL thing a few years into my 40s). . . I'm still going to offer my opinion in long...
  18. Ibuprofen definitely isn't all benefit w/ no...

    Ibuprofen definitely isn't all benefit w/ no risks, but it's "therapeutic window" -- mgs from "effective" to "overdose-toxicity" -- is much wider than, say, acetaminophen. In any case, the tested...
  19. I wouldn't read too much into this piece. The ex...

    I wouldn't read too much into this piece. The ex vivo and in vitro studies were. . . well. . . ex vivo and in vitro. The in vivo intervention trial did have some interesting results: LH plasma...
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    I think the points at...

    I think the points at https://www.iwf.net/qualif/menu/ do have the 1.1x multiplier applied. Using my own handy-dandy, MS Excel based ROBI points calculator (with the "world standards" used as the...
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    This exactly. Many folks didn't expect Moradi vs...

    This exactly. Many folks didn't expect Moradi vs Tian #1 to be even 9kg close, and at least some folks thought that Tian would bomb out just trying to keep within striking distance with his openers....
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    Don't tied totals go to the person who hit the...

    Don't tied totals go to the person who hit the total first? So, in this case (i.e. winner of 89s vs 3rd place in 81s), Okulov wouldn't have beat Dayin because Dayin would have hit 372 before Okulov...
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    Interesting observation. Although I'm not...

    Interesting observation. Although I'm not confident about long-limbs / short-torso relative to the every-man, Li does seem to have longer limbs relative to torso when compared with his predecessors....
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    There are instagram posts up with him training...

    There are instagram posts up with him training over the past few days. . . nothing heavy though. The "he ran because he thought they may be on to team Colombia" thought might be true, but there are...
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    One of the best performances across the new...

    One of the best performances across the new classes put into place a few months ago. . . historically (by Sinclair using 2018 coefficients), I believe that it is below all WW totals from the...
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